Apartments an option for Northpointe Village

The Northpointe Village shopping center could get a 300-unit apartment complex, on a vacant parcel with rental appeal for employees of Mettler Toledo. The Swiss-manufacturer broke ground in January on a 250,000-square-foot plant, within Northpointe. The plant is expected to bring about 500 jobs into Pasco County, with about 185 of them being new jobs for the company. Members of the Pasco … [Read more...]

Emergency medical help coming to Central Pasco

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is again expanding its services, this time setting up a freestanding emergency department in Land O’ Lakes. The facility, which is expected to be completed by January of 2018, will bring emergency medical assistance closer to residents of Central Pasco County. The new 18,000-square-foot center will be near the entrance to Bexley, a new community being built … [Read more...]

Task force on traffic issues starts up again

A 17-member volunteer task force will pick up where two previous task forces left off — drilling down into the details of tackling traffic issues along State Road 54/State Road 56. Much of the discussion is expected to center on traffic issues at State Road 54 and Little Road, and at State Road 54 and U.S. 41. Little Road is seen as more typical of congested intersections in the … [Read more...]

Shoe Carnival steps into Land O’ Lakes

Shoe Carnival will host a grand opening in the Village Lakes Shopping Center on April 1, real estate officials with the shoe company have announced. That’s no April Fool’s Day joke. The store is planning a soft opening a few days before, on March 27. The new shoe shop will be located in a suite next door to Ross Dress for Less. Construction workers are busy getting the … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes buses to roll out in May

Land O’ Lakes residents can soon step aboard buses on a special circular route through the community. By May 22, Pasco County expects to begin the new route. A tentative ribbon cutting will be on May 18 at a bus stop at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The first buses would roll a few days later. The announcement came at a March 9 board meeting of the … [Read more...]

Connerton hosts ‘stud’ parties

Connerton is hosting three events to give people a chance to write a few words of encouragement and inspiration for retired U.S. Army Sgt. David Roca and his family, who will be receiving a mortgage-free home from Connerton, Lennar and Operation Finally Home. Roca sustained several traumatic brain injuries in combat during his deployment to Iraq. One of those injuries occurred when an … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes library is a Hulafrog favorite

The Land O’ Lakes Branch Library is feeling the love from Hulafrog families who voted in an annual survey for favorite library, according to a press release from Pasco County. Hulafrog is an online resource that connects area parents to local kid-friendly events and businesses. The Land O’ Lakes library, at 2818 Collier Parkway, won top spot among other libraries in Wesley Chapel, Lutz and … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes festival offers music, car show, food

Things didn’t go exactly as planned. The permanent stage event organizers had hoped to use remains under construction. There were also some pre-event traffic snarls. And, electrical problems threw off the schedule, precluding Stonegrey, the first musical act, from being able to perform. Those at the festival had the chance to hear performances by The Higgins Brothers, Shalyah Fearing, … [Read more...]

State funds sought for forensic training center

State legislators will try to secure about $4.3 million in state funds to build a forensic anthropology training center – also known as a body farm - next to the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center, off U.S. 41. A local campaign also aims to raise about $200,000 for a tactical training program on-site for Pasco’s K-9 unit. Those efforts will be spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Wesley … [Read more...]

Army vet gets big surprise: A mortgage-free home

An unseasonably chilly and windy March morning wasn’t going to disrupt one family’s warm welcome to Land O’ Lakes. Retired U.S. Army Sgt. David Roca and his three children were on their way to receiving a new home in Connerton, the 4,800-acre mixed-use, master-planned community in central Pasco County. Yet, they had no idea. The Roca family, who currently live in Orlando, assumed they … [Read more...]